Colin Farrell Best Actor Oscar Nominee

Will Colin Farrell Win Best Actor Academy Award? Oscars Betting

With the announcement of the Oscars nominations many film fans are starting to wonder will Colin Farrell win the Best Actor Academy Award.

Farrell has been a long time favourite among Irish people for his acting talents and being one of the leading men in Hollywood over the past twenty years.

Now, Colin Farrell might be in prime position to win one of the most prized possessions in film – the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Was Colin Farrell Nominated For An Oscar?

Yes, Colin Farrell has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Banshees of Inisherin. Farrell, who walked off with his second Golden Globe for his leading role earlier this month, is second favourite at 9/4 in the Best Actor category behind The Whale star Brendan Fraser (4/6). Farrell is one of two Irish actors shortlisted for the Best Actor Academy Award along with Paul Mescal.

Mescal, who rose to fame following his performances as Connell in the hit TV series Normal People, is celebrating his first nomination and goes up against Colin Farrell for the Best Actor crown. Although the Kildare native is rated a less likely 33/1 to be recognised for his role in Charlotte Wells drama Aftersun.

Has Colin Farrell Ever Won An Oscar?

No, Colin Farrell has never won an Oscar before. In fact, Farrell had never been nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor until this year’s nomination.

Farrell has however won two Golden Globes for the award of Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film. If he is to go on and win the award for Best Actor at the Academy Awards this year then it will cement his legacy as one of the best actors Ireland has ever produced.

What Movie Did Colin Farrell Appear In For His Oscar Nomination?

Colin Farrell was a lead role in the movie The Banshees of Inisherin to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin is being well backed with BoyleSports to snag the top prize at this year’s Oscars after nominations were revealed on Tuesday afternoon.

The tragic comedy reunites In Burges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson to tell the tale of a lifelong friendship breaking down on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. With three big awards on Golden Globes night already under its belt, Irish punters are banking on it bagging the biggest prize of all after it featured prominently among a record total of 14 Irish nominations in the announcement from Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

McDonagh’s biggest hit to date, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, missed out on the Best Picture gong at the 2017 Oscars, but he is firmly in the hunt again as ‘Banshees’ was clipped into 9/4 from 7/2 after taking its place in the final shortlist of ten for the 95th Academy Awards bash in Los Angeles in March.

How Many Oscars Has The Banshees of Inisherin Been Nominated For?

The Banshees of Inisherin has been nominated for nine Oscars. Those Academy Awards nominations are for – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, twice for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing.

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Director Marin McDonagh faces hot competition in the Best Director category at 8/1, although there has been some early interest in the 33/1 about a spectacular hat-trick involving that accolade taking pride of place alongside the Best Picture gong and a Best Actor award for star Colin Farrell.

Fellow Dubliner Brendan Gleeson is 11/2 second favourite to scoop a statuette for Best Supporting Actor, while Cork’s Barry Keoghan is 7/1 in the same category following rave reviews for his portrayal of Farrell’s hapless young pal. Kerry Condon is also firmly in the running for Best Supporting Actress as 9/4 second favourite.

Lawrence Lyons, Spokesperson for BoyleSports said: 

The Banshees Of Inisherin has received such a positive reaction the only surprise is that Jenny the donkey didn’t get the nod when Oscar nominations were revealed.

“But there is plenty up for grabs and if the betting trends are anything to go by, it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest nights in Oscars history for Irish talent.” 

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